Self-consciousness is a foe to greatness in every line of endeavor.
-from the chapter "Foes to Success"
A phenomenal bestseller when it was first published in 1894 and greatly expanded, by popular demand, to two volumes in 1911, Orison Swett Marden's Pushing to the Front is a classic of the literature of personal motivation that remains startling relevant today. Marden, a forerunner of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen R. Covey and Anthony Robbins, explores a wide range of issues that hold us back from success in all arenas of our lives. Chapters in Volume 1 cover:
· Choosing a vocation
· The triumphs of enthusiasm
· What a good appearance will do
· A fortune in good manners
· Tact or common sense
· Success under difficulties
· Uses of obstacles
· Observation as a success factor
· Public speaking
· The triumphs of common virtues
· and much more.
"History furnishes thousands of examples of men who have seized occasions to accomplish results deemed impossible," Marden notes... and shows us how to seize those occasions, too.
Also available from Cosimo Classics: Marden's Cheerfulness as a Life Power.
American writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in
New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary.
In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.